Student films about the Birmingham Movement are now published online. See them here.

"Five score years ago a great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation."

--MLK, Jr. 1963

In November 2013, the UAB College of Arts and Sciences' remembrance and celebration of the 1963 civil rights events in Birmingham will culminate in a week of Lincoln events. Fifty years ago, at the March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called Lincoln "a great American."

November 19, 2013 will be the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg address, the speech in which Lincoln declared that the America "shall have a new birth of freedom." Dr. King understood that his achievements in 1963 and his dreams for the future were founded in that "new birth." Lincoln was certainly a great man, but he has also been a controversial figure in American history.

Postcard graphic for Lincoln Week

From November 15-November 21, 2013, CAS will host and share in four events that
look at Lincoln's image and his reality:
  • November 15: Dr. Danny Siegel will lecture on Lincoln in American Cinema
  • November 19: the Alabama Symphony Orchestra will treat us to Lincoln-related music, including Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" with guest narrator Earl Hilliard, Jr.
  • November 20: UAB Student Activities will show "Lincoln" dir. Steven Spielberg
  • November 21: History presents Dr. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University. His lecture is titled "Lincoln's Legacy."

All events are free and open to the public.
Please join us for Lincoln Week.